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  • Overview

    The Wallprotex vinyl wall sheet is a textured, high-impact resistant rigid sheet used for wall coverings in hospitals, commercial buildings, educational facilities, supermarkets, airports, elevators, and office buildings. These wall protection sheets are available in all colors and Wildwood finishes.

     

     

    What's Included

    •  1 - 48" x 96" extruded vinyl wall sheet
    • .060" thickness
    • Available in 10 economy colors
    • Order with associated trim pieces in coordinating economy color palette

    Raw Materials

    Class 1-A Sheet for Interior Wallcovering

  • Tools Required

    • Paint/Primer (if needed)
    • Painters Tape, Chalk Line or Laser Level
    • Level
    • Utility Knife
    • Straight Edge
    • 1/8" V-notch with 1/2" spacing trowel
    • Recommended Adhesive
    • Laminate Roller
    • Smooth Foam Paint Roller (for contact cement)
    • Clean Cloths and Soapy Water

    Installation Preparation

    24 hours prior to installation, place the sheet material in a flat horizontal position in the installation area. The area MUST be environmentally controlled with a temperature of 65° - 75°F and a humidity level no greater than 80% in the installation area 24 hours prior to installation, during the installation, and 48 hours after the installation. Failure to do so will cause the sheet material to bubble and improperly adhere to the wall surface.
    To ensure proper bonding make sure that the wall is dry and free from dirt, dust, grease, and loose paint. Clean the wall surface as needed, follow preparation instructions listed for wall conditions as required.

    New drywall or plaster

    • Smooth/sand any rough areas on the application area.
    • Remove dust and dirt.
    • Seal the walls with a primer, a paint, or both.
    • Do not use a paint/primer that contains Polyvinyl Acetate (PVAc).

    Painted drywall or plaster

    • Test the wall for adhesion by applying 12” x 12” pieces of sheet in various inconspicuous areas.
    • If the paint has softened strip, the paint from the walls where the sheet is to be applied and reseal with a recommended paint/primer.

    Concrete or masonry

    • Smooth the surface and fill area’s with an appropriate filler.
    • Seal the concrete with a recommended paint/primer and allow to dry per the manufacture's instructions.
    • Do not use a paint/primer that contains Polyvinyl Acetate (PVAc).

    Note: Unfilled grout lines in masonry may telegraph/show through the sheet, especially with the thinner sheet thicknesses.

    Non-porous substrates, including metal, high-pressure laminates, epoxy painted walls, ceramic tile, vinyl wall coverings, and rigid sheet

    • Use recommended adhesive to adhere to non-porous substrates.
    • Adhering rigid vinyl sheet to vinyl wall coverings will increase the smoke generation and flame spread and negate the Class A fire rating.

    Note: Wallprotex highly recommends that a test area be done for any substrate to insure the desired adhesion is achieved. All adhesive testing is solely the responsibility of the contractor on site.

    Cutting and Dry Fitting Sheets

    1. Using a chalk line, laser level, or painters tape, outline the area of wall to be covered with the sheet material. If the installation is a wainscoting, ensure that the sight line (top line) is level. If the installation is a full wall, ensure that the vertical edge of the sheet in plumb. When laying out the area allow for a 1/16” gap between sheet material joints, floors, corners, and door and window casings (this is to prevent any buckling or bubbling of the material due to expansion).
    2. Measure and mark the sheet material for height, width, outlets, switches, and other objects on the wall as required.
    3. Using a metal straight edge and a sharp utility knife cut the sheet as marked making multiple passes with the utility knife.
    4. Dry fit the sheet to the wall, holding it in place on the wall to ensure that the location and all cuts are correct. When installing multiple pieces of sheet dry fit all of the sheet required for that area.

    When handling the sheet material take care not to kink the material. If a base cove is to be installed after the sheet material, place the sheet the proper distance from the finished floor so that there will only be a 1/4” overlap of the wall sheet by the top of the base cove. The base cove should never be applied directly over the sheet material.

    Note: Do not install the sheet material too close to heat sources such as heat registers, radiators, or other equipment that may produce an excessive amount of heat, this may cause the sheet to de-laminate or bubble.

    Adhesive Application

    1. Read and follow all manufacturer instruction for the chosen adhesive.
    2. Apply adhesive using a 1/2” spaced, 1/8” V-notched trowel.
    3. Apply the adhesive to the wall area only, do not apply to the backing of the sheet.
    4. Apply the adhesive to the entire marked area to be covered with the sheet material.
    5. Remove any excess adhesive before it cures.
    6. Take care to keep the work area and application tools clean.

    Porous Substrate Adhesive Curing

    • Read all adhesive manufactures instructions concerning the curing time for the chosen recommended adhesive.
    • The time it will take for the adhesive to cure is dependent on the temperature and humidity level.
    • Allow the adhesive to become tacky and not transfer to your finger when touched, this will generally occur when the adhesive is 60-75% translucent.
    • The use of fans in the installation area can help to reduce the cure time.

    Non-Porous Substrate Adhesive Curing

    • Read all adhesive manufactures instructions concerning the curing time of the chosen recommended adhesive.
    • The cure time for non-porous substrates is longer than porous substrates (but no more than 3 hours).
    • Adhesive should be allowed to cure until it is 90% translucent.
    • Place the sheet perfectly because the adhesive will behave like a contact cement.
    • The use of fans in the installation area can help to reduce the cure time.

    Note: It is the responsibly of the installer to determine the cure time of the adhesive based on the job site conditions and type of adhesive used. Do a test installation if you are at all unsure on the cure time/process.

    Sheet and Trim Application

    Note: When applying the sheet material to the adhesive it is best to have 2 people to do so, this will make the job easier and will prevent the chances of mishandling the material causing a kink.

    1. Once the adhesive has cured select the first piece of sheet to be installed, place it along the plumb line for a vertical installation or along the level line for a horizontal (wainscot) installation.
    2. Once the sheet is properly aligned lightly rub over the surface of the sheet so that the entire sheet is making contact with the adhesive. Do not press firmly to the wall at this point, check to make sure that the sheet is still properly aligned, the sheet can be repositioned if necessary to assure proper alignment.
    3. Once the first sheet is applied to the wall select any required trim pieces. Using a sharp utility knife cut the trim pieces to the proper size. When using an edge trim across the top of a horizontal (wainscot) run, notch the back of the edge trim at the intersection location with any vertical (joint) trim. Install trim by sliding it behind the sheet. Do not install the trim tight against the edge of the sheet, allow some space (1/16” minimum) for expansion of the sheet.
    4. Starting at the center of the sheet, use a roller to apply pressure to the entire sheet, work your way from the center to the edges. This will make the entire surface of the sheet bond to the wall and will allow you to work out and air bubbles. Use the roller to roll the trim once the sheet has been properly rolled and is free of any air bubbles.

    Clean Up and Inspection

    1. Upon completion of the installation, remove all painters tape and other protective or marking materials.
    2. Inspect all joints, cut outs, and seams for excess adhesive, remove any excess adhesive quickly. If the adhesive has cured to the point where soap and water will not remove it use mineral spirits and rub gently with a soft cloth.
    3. Once all excess adhesive has been removed clean the entire sheet surface with a general all purpose cleaner such as fantastic®, or with soap and water, to remove any remaining adhesive residue.
    4. Rinse the sheet with a water dampened soft cloth, then dry with a soft dry cloth.

    Once this is done cover plates, switch plates, and other wall mounted items can be installed.

    Maintenance

    For general cleaning use a clean, lint free soft cloth in combination with any of the following types of all purpose liquid cleaning products:

    • 409®
    • fantastik®
    • Mr. Clean®
    • Antibacterial soap and warm water

    For tough stains such as markers, pencils, and rubber heel marks the following products should be used for cleaning:

    • Clorox® Clean-up with Bleach
    • Zep® Heavy Duty Citrus Degreaser
    • Antibacterial fantastik® All Purpose Cleaner Heavy Duty

    Spray the surface of the sheet with the chosen product and then wipe with a soft, lint-free, damp cloth.

    Do not use:

    • Scouring pads, Scotch-Brite® pads, or steel wool to clean the sheet material, this will result in the scuffing of the sheet material.
    • Cleaners that contain Methyl Ethyl Ketone or similar solvents, or that contain abrasive compounds.

    After Installation

    Once the installation and clean up are finished the area containing the sheet material must maintain environmentally controlled conditions. Failure to do so could result in de-lamination of the material due to large temperature changes.

  • FAQ

    What is the fire rating on the wall sheet?

    It is class 1A fire rated.

    How do I cut wall sheet or rub rail?

    Wall sheet and rub rail are safest and easiest to cut using a utility knife or box cutter. Using a straight edge, make a few light scoring passes before cutting completely through the material.

    What is the Wildwood Collection?

    The Wildwood palette consists of various faux wood and other laminate finishes that can be applied to wall sheet. Please contact Customer Service for a custom quote if you are interested in the Wildwood collection.